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Nominate Yourself, Someone Else For CPOTY
It's short for "Counter Professional of the Year," and yes, it's that time again. This year, the award is again sponsored by Affinia, and its brands WIX Filters and Raybestos brakes and chassis.
eBay to Acquire WHI Solutions
SAN JOSE, Calif. & RYE BROOK, N.Y. – eBay Inc. has reached a definitive agreement to acquire WHI Solutions (WHI), a provider of software and digital catalog solutions for auto parts distributors and retailers. Terms of the deal were not disc
CARQUEST Names John Kahut Senior Vice President Independent Sales
RALEIGH, N.C. – CARQUEST U.S. President Mike Broderick has announced that John Kahut, vice president, paint and PBE operations and sales, CARQUEST U.S., has been named senior vice president independent sales for CARQUEST U.S. &#x
Affinia Group Evaluates Strategic Alternatives For Its Brake-Related Businesses
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Affinia Group Inc. has retained J.P. Morgan Securities LLC as its investment bank to advise and assist the company in evaluating strategic alternatives for its brake-related businesses, including the sale of all or a portion o
GPC Announces Proposed Acquisition Of NAPA Distributor
ATLANTA – Genuine Parts Co. (GPC) has entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire Quaker City Motor Parts Co. (QCMP), a long-standing NAPA distributor. GPC announced it will purchase, for cash, all of the issued and outs
2011 Was A Record-Breaking Year, Says Uni-Select
BOUCHERVILLE, QUEBEC – Uni-Select Inc. says it generated sales of $436.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2011, compared to $305.4 million in the same period of 2010. Net earnings increased to $11.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2011, or 54 c
ShowMeTheParts.com And National Pronto Association Announce eCatalog Agreement
HUNTLEY, Ill. and GRAPEVINE, Texas – National Pronto Association has announced it will use ShowMeTheParts.com to extend first-to-market coverage in its Internet parts catalog www.prontocat.com. Pronto shareholders and their 169 distributi
AutoZone Authorizes Additional Stock Repurchase
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – AutoZone’s board of directors has authorized the repurchase of an additional $750 million of the company’s common stock, in connection with its ongoing share repurchase program. Since the inception of the repurchas
Internet AutoParts Recognized As Preferred Partner For O’Reilly Auto Parts
AUSTIN, Texas – Internet AutoParts (IAP), a B2B eCommerce solution provider for the automotive aftermarket, has announced a new long-term extension to its agreement with O’Reilly Auto Parts that continues their more than 10-year relations
Federated Customers Get Chance at 'Federated Ironman 55 Dream Weekend'
STAUNTON, Va. – The first weekend of August is going to be one to remember for some lucky Federated customers as they experience the first-ever “Federated Ironman 55 Dream Weekend” in St. Louis. This one-of-kind experience will fea
Raybestos Brakes Announces 'Red Hot Smokin' Rebate
McHENRY, Ill. – Raybestos brake and chassis products – a member of the Affinia family of brands – is giving technicians new cash rebates for their customers and a business-building sweepstakes program for their shops. If the potential
Dorman Products Releases 2012 Service Dealer Guide, Volume 1
COLMAR, Pa. – Dorman Products has announced the release of its 2012 Service Dealer Guide, Volume 1, featuring 22 formerly “dealer only” parts now available in the aftermarket. The new Service Dealer Guide features re
Louisville-Based Roppel Industries Joins the Network
GERMANTOWN, Tenn. – Roppel Industries, an aftermarket warehouse distributor with multiple locations in four states, has joined the Automotive Distribution Network as an Auto Pride member. “Roppel is a strong, growing compan
AutohausAZ Moves Into Expanded Facility
TEMPE, Ariz. – AutohausAZ recently expanded its facility, with a move to a 51,000-square-foot facility in Tempe, Ariz. The company said this move was essential to accommodate the continued growth of AutohausAZ, which fulfills all customer servic
Coolant Takes The Heat
Coolant Takes The Heat
Back to school: Refresh your sales skills by reading up on nine essential product categories in our annual technical sales seminar section.
Batteries Charge Ahead
Batteries Charge Ahead
Back to school: Refresh your sales skills by reading up on nine essential product categories in our annual technical sales seminar section.
Bearings Keep On Rolling
Bearings Keep On Rolling
Back to school: Refresh your sales skills by reading up on nine essential product categories in our annual technical sales seminar section.
Belts, Hoses Go All Out
Belts, Hoses Go All Out
Back to school: Refresh your sales skills by reading up on nine essential product categories in our annual technical sales seminar section.
Brake Makers Offer Something For All
Back to school: Refresh your sales skills by reading up on nine essential product categories in our annual technical sales seminar section.
Filters Keep The Bad Stuff Out
Back to school: Refresh your sales skills by reading up on nine essential product categories in our annual technical sales seminar section.
Mounts Keep Things Quiet
Mounts Keep Things Quiet
Back to school: Refresh your sales skills by reading up on nine essential product categories in our annual technical sales seminar section.
Ride Control Is Paramount
Ride Control Is Paramount
Back to school: Refresh your sales skills by reading up on nine essential product categories in our annual technical sales seminar section.
Range Of Choices For Wiper Blades
Back to school: Refresh your sales skills by reading up on nine essential product categories in our annual technical sales seminar section.
Changes In Modern Belt Sales
Changes In Modern Belt Sales
Although EPDM belts don't crack or glaze like neoprene rubber compounds, they do wear out and therefore require more than a visual inspection to determine the need for replacement.
Phone Etiquette 101
The emotion, enthusiasm and excitement are easily determined within the first few seconds of the conversation.
Mandy Aguilar: For Every E-Action There Is An E-Reaction
"The most rewarding aspect of being writer for this magazine has been the interactions with readers," Mandy Aguilar writes.
The Da-VINci Code
The Da-VINci Code
Making heads or tails of the all-too-important 17-digit Vehicle Identification Number.
From The Publisher: Who Are You Focusing On?
All too often in today's environment, industry has become price-focused or margin-blind and everyone forgets why we are here in the first place.
Education And The Automotive Aftermarket
How many times have you had an interview where the person sitting across the desk clearly seemed not to care, did not turn off their cell phone or did not bother to at least put on a clean pair of jeans and a pressed shirt?














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